Cahan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCahan or O’Cahan (see O’Kane). Jewish: variant of Cohen.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cohan, Crahan, Cagan, Cahn, Mahan, Coan, Cavan, Gahan, Kahan, Shan

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Cahan Family Origin

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Cahan Family Occupations

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  • Genl Writer Emp 2 Men 1 Boy (Ptr?)

    50%
  • Laundress

    50%

In 1881, Genl Writer Emp 2 Men 1 Boy (Ptr?) and Laundress were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cahan. The most common Cahan occupation in the UK was Genl Writer Emp 2 Men 1 Boy (Ptr?). 50% of Cahan's were Genl Writer Emp 2 Men 1 Boy (Ptr?)s.

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Cahan Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2003, Cahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cahan in 1952 was 56, and 88 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cahan

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